Like many Android users, you’re probably excited to get your hands on Android 6.0 (better known as Marshmallow). Unfortunately, the rollout of the OS’s latest version is going slowly which is why, more than six months after it was released, it still hasn’t reached all Android users around the world.
This isn’t really surprising since Android updates have to go through several stages before it can be publicly released to all users. Manufacturers (like Samsung, HTC, and LG) have to integrate the update into their devices, while carriers (such as Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile) have to test and certify the software and add their own modifications.
There’s actually nothing you can do to speed up these processes, but you can take several steps to ensure you’ll get the update within the soonest possible time. These include:
Checking if you already have the update
If you have the time, monitor the tech universe and check at least once a day if Android Marshmallow is set to be released for your model, carrier, and region. This way, you’ll get the latest news about the update and know right away when it becomes available for you.
Another thing you can do is to check your phone if the update is already available for download. Your carrier will most likely notify you when you can get the update, but it won’t hurt to manually check for it. Simply go to your phone’s Setting, scroll down to “System”, tap “About device” then “Software update” to find out if Android Marshmallow is already available for your phone or not.
Take note that Android 6.0 is more than 1GB in size, so you’ll need to ensure that your phone has enough memory before you download it. Of course, see to it that your phone has at least 80 percent battery life and a stable internet connection (preferably Wi-Fi) to ensure that you can complete the download and installation process.
Installing a ROM
If you can’t wait for the Android Marshmallow to be available for your phone, you might want to look into installing a ROM. A ROM is a type of firmware that replaces the current Android software in your phone and allows you to change the behavior of your device. By installing an Android 6.0 ROM like the Blisspop custom ROM, you can enjoy the new features that Marshmallow brings without having to wait to be available to you.
Do you have any other suggestions on how Android users can quickly install Android 6.0? Let us know in the comments!